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Native NameXuanji
Object Number: 30-8-3
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Shang Dynasty
Date Made: Early Shang Dynasty
Early Date: -1750
Late Date: -1389
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930


Greenish white jade ring, xuanji, with three tangent notches. Edges with dull rounded bevel except at notches where line of angle is sharply defined. 'Tie ring' used to hold the rope around presentation bales of silk.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 20 (3): 4-20. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 10, Fig. 10View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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